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How is One’S Identity Formed? - Psychology

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Short Note

How is one’s identity formed?

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Solution

Identity refers to the aspect of one’s self-concept that is based on group-membership.

  • Our identity tells us what we are in a larger context.
  • After one develops an identity, he/she internalises the norms emphasized in a group and adopts them.
  • Identity provides a member of a group with a shared set of values, beliefs and goals about the social world.
  • Identity helps to co-ordinate attitude and behaviour.
  • The development of identity leads to the devaluation of the out group.
Concept: Social Identity
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NCERT Class 12 Psychology
Chapter 7 Social Influence and Group Processes
Exercise | Q 9 | Page 150
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